G7 foreign ministers refrain from taking concrete action against China

Group condemns human rights abuses but individual countries are left free to decide what action to take

Foreign ministers from the G7 group of wealthy countries have refrained from spelling out any concrete steps to confront China, amid concern among some members – especially Italy and Germany – over reprisals if their language was too threatening.

Instead ministers bridged their gaps on how to confront China’s rise by vowing only to improve their countries’ resilience to China’s “arbitrary, coercive economic policies and practices”.

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